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A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
Like one of one the bands we’re featuring this week on ALT AZ 93.3? Vote to hear their song again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
On the heels of two well-received EP’s: 2016’s Strawberry Lashes and 2015’s Love & Schizophrenia, Phoenix, AZ-based Paper Foxes have announced a new album with the release of their single “What Are You Afraid Of?” Drawing comparisons to Interpol, Joy Division and Chrome, the band has put their stamp on their own brand of Post Punk Death Disco. Their aggressive, dark dance pop landed them on CMJ’s Chart Discovery, proclaiming the band, “stands out from the crowd” with “fuzzy washed out riffs and reverberating vocals.”
The new track doubles down on their previous efforts which Phoenix New Times described as “radically vibrant and unusually engaging.” Led by frontman and band-founder Christopher James Jacob, the band has built an ever-growing presence in the Southwest, in no small part due to their groove-laden dance-inducing performances. Of the new track, Jacobson shares the song is about “looking into the darkness of your fears and finding out why they are present. It’s a reminder to stay strong in times of fear or doubt.” The band’s new album, Devil On My Shoulder is set for release on August 25, with an album release show at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom Saturday, August 26 kicking off a set of regional tour-dates in support of the album. Check out their new song “What Are You Afraid Of” below, then if ya love it, vote to hear them again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
Forming in late 2015, The Real Fits have quickly captured audiences’ attention. Their rock focused style was created and crafted in Phoenix, Arizona. The band released their first EP “Drown In Gold” in December 2016 with a follow up single, “Pretty Bastard,” available June 9th. You can catch The Real Fits at Last Exit live Friday, August 18th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out of their song “Roadblock” below and on Tuesday at 11pm then vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay, below.
Contradiktion is a 3 piece Punk band outta Glendale consisting of Billie Russell on Guitar/Lead Vocals, Jeremy Daniel on Bass/Vocals and Steven “Meatbag” Lendrum on Drums/Percussion/Vocals. Hard times come hard times go they’re just here to rock n roll! You can find Contradiktion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “No Slowing Down” below and if ya love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
Upsahl is a seventeen-year-old indie/alternative musician from Phoenix, Arizona. Her first self-titled album was released in 2013, followed by “Viscerotonic,” in 2015. Taylor is currently working on her EP, which will release in February of 2017. “Though she says her inspiration comes from what she experiences, themes of self-identity and development are ones that gain admirers spanning all ages.” -Nicki Escudero, Phoenix New Times. “For lovers of Feist, Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, or Ellie Goulding, this is your jackpot.” -Mitchell Hillman, Java Magazine
Taylor has performed with local successes, such as Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Captain Squeegee, Coobee Coo, and The Technicolors, including national artists, Beck, Animal Collective, and Gary Clark Jr. Taylor has written and recorded with artists such as decker. and Max Frost. She was also featured in “Play, the Documentary,” a film to inspire more people to play music and participate in music education, produced and released by Matty Steinkamp with Sundawg Media (2016). Taylor’s upcoming shows include Apache Lake Music Festival and McDowell Mountain Music Festival, and she frequently plays shows at Phoenix venues, such as Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, and Rebel Lounge. You can find Upsahl on Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.
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